Tue.Feb 05, 2019

Pundits Predict Blockchain has Bright Supply Chain Future

Enterra Insights

Supply chains are complex and the more extended they become the more complex they get. Mark van Rijmenam ( @VanRijmenam ), founder of Datafloq, explains, “Global supply chains are complex processes. Different companies, with distinctive objectives, are working together to achieve a common goal; to bring something from A to B. For a supply chain to work, partners have to trust each other.

5 Surprising Stats on Why Retail Brand Trust is Seriously at Risk

JDA software

Ready for a shocking stat? Counterfeit consumer goods now total at a global value of $1.77 trillion a year. Understandably, these knock offs are creating some significant trust issues between retailers and their consumers, and , retailers and manufacturers. Ready for some more numbers?

Gamification to Help Supply Chain Professionals in Their Journey to Efficiency

DynaSys

It is a common thought in the business world that logistics and supply chain management, as essential and important business divisions for delivering the right product at the right place at the right time, are not as exciting and fun as other business divisions like marketing or sales.

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The Missing Bookmark: Customer Experience vs. Expectations

Talking Logistics

Last week, at the Four Seasons resort in Orlando, I attended a meeting organized by a leading logistics service provider for its sales executives. I moderated several workshops and a fireside chat with the attendees. One of the topics that we discussed was customer experience.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

[PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, Cerasis welcomes back Greg Braun, Senior Vice President of C3 Solutions, a yard management & dock scheduling software company. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” ” You can subscribe and find this podcast on Apple iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud , YouTube , and iHeartRadio! We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

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The 5 incredibly disruptive promises of concurrent planning

Kinaxis

by Alex Rotenberg “He who lives by the crystal ball will eat shattered glass.” ” – Ray Dalio. Traditional supply chain planning techniques have failed. Companies are too slow to react to changes, and collaboration across silos and continuous learning options limited.

Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement! I began my career working in a manufacturing plant within an international company that was completely vertically integrated.

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Supply Chain Challenges: Freight Volume Rising, Driver Shortage Growing The shipping industry plays a critical role in world economics. Its immense power stems from its ubiquity–in every sector, you will find shipping and a supply chain.

What Impact Will Automation Have on Warehouse Workers?

Supply Chain Brain

The modern-day warehouse is serving as a laboratory for the introduction of innovative supply-chain technologies. But the implications for human workers remain uncertain

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

Want to Automate Your Warehouses? Better Implement a WMS

Veridian Solutions

A digitized supply chain leverages humans and technologies to promote efficiency and productivity. Automation is often used to describe the use of robotics, but it has additional implications for use in managing data, developing forecasts, adjusting the flow of work, and much more.

Supply Chain Best Practices from 10 Leading Companies

Arkieva

Here’s a quick overview of supply chain best practices from 10 leading companies from the 2018 Drucker Institute Ranking. Supply Chain Best Practices from 10 Leading Companies was first posted on February 5, 2019 at 8:30 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at hyeboah@arkieva.com.

WMS Best Practices: Implementation Challenges to Overcome and Tips on How to Go-Live Successfully

Veridian Solutions

Implementing a modern warehouse management system (WMS) is useful to ensure the scalability and functionality of supply chains. While numerous WMS applications offer different benefits and capabilities, common threads exist around WMS implementation and go live plans.

Trade Risks Drive Companies to Stockpile Inventory — Is It a Risky Move?

American Global Logistics

Supply Chain Dive —Stockpiling chocolate and cookies isn’t uncommon before the holiday season, though in Cadbury’s case, it wasn’t just to ensure there would be enough for Christmas sales.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

The Future of Supply Chain Visibility: Supply Chain Brain Interviews Krenar Komoni

Tive

"Visibility is finally real. It's finally happening." In this recent interview with Supply Chain Brain Editor-in-Chief Russell Goodman, Tive CEO & Founder Krenar Komoni sheds light on the latest developments in supply chain as well as what's in store for the future.

Optimizing Your Supply Chain for Omnichannel

American Global Logistics

Total Retail —Fulfilling both in-store and online orders for custom furniture within 30 days is challenging enough. Factor in a 1,500-product catalog and a worldwide sourcing network, and an agile supply chain becomes indispensable.

For CFOs’ Eyes Only: Unlock More Cash from Supply Chain Working Capital

Savi

Companies have long struggled with the challenge of unlocking cash from working capital. Historically, cash flow has improved by shortening collections and extending payments, but this is not done without risk.

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All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 2.4-2.8

Aborn and Co.

Uber Freight lets truckers rate shippers, Amazon autonomous trucks spotted, rail volumes down, Foxconn's cold feet, "Where's my freight?!", and more in this week's ATSCNYNTK

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Savi’s data scientists talk to tomorrow’s coders at Riverside Elementary School STEAM

Savi

Yesterday was a field day! Brian Moran, former VP of Product, asked us if we wanted to meet with Riverside Elementary School STEAM students to give them an inside view of what it is like to be a coder and data scientist. Of course, we said yes!

State of Logistics Industry: Recent Reports Indicate Logistics to Excel in 2019 in Key Ways

Cerasis

Logistics is expanding, and at the end of 2018, unemployment rates decreased. At the same time, consumers were looking forward to the financial benefits of this year’s tax fillings following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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What the Chinese New Year Means for Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Many Chinese businesses and factories shut down for three to four weeks to allow millions of workers to return to their hometowns to celebrate the festivities with their families

Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Need Supply Chain Visibility Tools

Savi

Pharmaceutical supply chains demand end-to-end visibility The pharmaceutical industry is a huge global business with an intricate supply chain that demands visibility and transparency. The top drug-makers are conglomerates, with divisions and research arms located across multiple geographic regions operating across complex partner ecosystems. Adding to the complexity, partners may own entire segments of the value chain, making effective supply chain management seem almost impossible to achieve.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Understanding the Importance of Strategic Sourcing

USC Consulting Group

An important lever for modern organizations. Sourcing is a key component of your Supply Chain – perhaps the most important part.

4 Qualities That Make Netflix a Good Model for Supply Chain Visibility

Savi

Netflix has revolutionized the way we watch movies and TV shows. By embracing innovation and employing new technologies, it has made the process of picking and watching on-demand movies easy and inexpensive. Innovative companies can follow Netflix’s model and transform their supply chain operations using some of the same technologies. A lot of the technology used by Netflix is similar to the technology that is needed in supply chain management today.

A Digital Transformation Discussion with Supply Chain Execs

Alloy

Alloy recently had the pleasure of joining the Slalom Digital Innovation in Supply Chain Summit , January 23–24 in Seattle.

How Analytics Can Help Shippers Combat Rising Intermodal Transportation Costs

Savi

Intermodal Transportation Landscape In a 2017 American Shipper Report on global sourcing, 58% of shippers indicated that their biggest concern today is rising intermodal transportation costs. In the last few months, shipment volumes and expenditures have increased significantly year over year—an 11.9 percent increase in volume and a 17.3 percent increase in spending—according to another American Shipper article.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.